Category: Milk kefir

Milk kefir is a thick liquid, carbonated and slightly alcoholic milk drink, which originally comes from the Caucasus in Russia. It is made with a mixture of various lactic acid bacteria and yeasts.

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How to Make Milk Kefir?

Make Milk Kefir at home Milk Kefir (usually pronounced as keh-FEER) is a slightly carbonated but delicious milk beverage, fermented and similar to buttermilk or yogurt. Kefir is only fermented milk (room temperature) with kefir grains for almost 24 hours. It has incredible health benefits, is flavorsome, and is endured well, even with my lactose intolerance. It’s easier to prepare than yogurt because it involves...

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Buy Fresh kefir grains? Which Kefir to buy?

Where to buy Kefir? Kefir is one of the absolute superstars of healthy food. Kefir grains are a fantastic combination of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts in a definite matrix of proteins, lipids, and sugars. This symbiotic matrix (or SCOBY) forms “kefir grains” that resemble cauliflower. It is highly beneficial even for lactose intolerance and is used in various parts of the World. It has...

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How to make authentic milk kefir?

How to make Milk Kefir To make authentic milk kefir, you must prepare the supplies and follow the steps carefully. Here are the step-by-step instructions on making milk kefir: Get the supplies ready: First, you need milk, but you should ensure that the milk is not lactose-free or ultra-pasteurized. Raw milk or low-fat milk is preferred. Next, you would need a strainer made of stainless...

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Kefir Grains versus Kefir Powdered Starter

Kefir Grains versus Kefir Powdered Starter: Which Should You opt for? You may use kefir grains or a commercial powdered kefir starter to prepare your milk kefir. This article will show you the advantages and disadvantages of using both. Powdered Kefir Starter Kefir starter (powdered) is being produced commercially. You can buy this kefir starter as a multi-pack or single pack. This preparation contains limited...

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The History of Milk Kefir

Where do Kefir grains come from? The history of milk kefir was initially part of a legend and a bit mysterious too. People living on the northern slopes of the Caucasian Mountains believe that Muhammad, the Great Prophet gave kefir grains to the Orthodox people and showed them how to make kefir. They guarded the grains and the knowledge given to them by the Prophet...

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Milk Kefir vs Yogurt

Milk Kefir vs. Yogurt: What’s the Difference? Both yogurt and milk kefir are cultured milk products. Both foods are good for your health as they are rich in calcium, protein, vitamin B, and potassium. They are a bit sour and have an identical tart. Both yogurt and milk kefir are in elemental form and have different fruit flavors. The live kefir cultures produce both yogurt...

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What is the Best Milk for Making Kefir?

Choosing the best milk for making Milk Kefir Kefir is a fermented milk product known for its substantial health benefits. Though the flavor and tartness of kefir are like that of yogurt, kefir contains much more beneficial qualities than yogurt. The best kind of kefir can be made from raw organic milk that is fresh and hygienic. However, not everyone can make kefir using fresh...

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All about making kefir with a freeze-dried starter

All about kefir starter cultures Kefir is a probiotic drink known for its various health benefits. The healing qualities of kefir have been known since ancient times. It is a traditional health drink that is recommended to everyone. Many people prepare kefir at home. The trick to making kefir at home is using the proper starter culture. The starter culture is nothing but the kefir...

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The Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermentation

The Health Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermented Foods We often consume many good foods about which we hardly know what it is or its benefits. The best example of such foods is yogurt, pickled vegetables, and many others. All these specialty foods use lactic acid fermentation, a biological process in which glucose and sucrose or lactose, and other types of sugars are changed into metabolite...